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ERIC Number: EJ552240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Relativization Strategies in Earlier African American Vernacular English.
Tottie, Gunnel; Rey, Michel
Language Variation and Change, v9 n2 p219-47 1997
Examines the system of relative markers in early African American English as documented in the Ex-Slave Recordings. Found a higher incidence of zero marking in adverbial than in nonadverbial relatives. The lack of "wh"-relatives found, as well as this frequency of zero subject relatives, is interpreted as evidence that African American Vernacular English is a dialect of English. (44 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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